Written on: 10/10/2012
my dyson dc04 has been one of the pets due to me haveing a dog the 04 picks it all up in one line ,brill on stair hose very strong suction easy to empty my family love her and hope she never breakes down due to her been 10 years old motor does not over heat and filers are all clean and checked everyweek evrthing on the dyson was the best best buy would never change to vax and electrolux cheap makes overall best dyson (read more)
Written on: 05/11/2010
i had this dyson for 8 years now and still going strong the only thing i had to replace is the hose but thats normal for all vacuums!
i paid £149 for This Amazing and astonishing machine it works on everything like a drwam the hard floors?! omg it rips througn dirt like nobodys buisness!
it gets full in 1 week and 3 days NO bags! BUY IT! ur gna think why didnt i get a dyson NO the brushbar and belt shouldnt ever need replacving it lasts a lifetime on the machine Whats all this load of... (read more)
Written on: 04/09/2009
You cant change the belt. Dyson service have just told me it requires an engineer:(!! (read more)
Written on: 08/08/2009
This Dyson DC04 Absolute machine has been broken more than in use. It doesn't suck up anything other than dust and it's the worst hoover I've ever owned for reliability and I've owned a few. I've just given up on it as the repairs barely last 6 mths so it's going to the tip. I also own a DC1 which is still going strong and is the best Dyson because it's lightweight, reliable and sucks dust and bits. Not so great for pet hair it has to be said - neither was the DC4. (read more)
Written on: 29/07/2009
I was pursuaded by the kind offer of my husband to buy me a Dyson DC 04 Absolute about 3 years ago as I believed that although expensive it would be a brilliant cleaner given Dyson's reputation for good design! HOWEVER,I have since been very puzzled and assumed I had not been using it correctly (the instructions with the machine were minimal).
Today I have accessed this site hoping to find out where I have been going wrong,only to read in other reviews that the very awkward fitting and use... (read more)
Written on: 07/11/2008
i bought this dyson DC04 Absolute 6 years ago coz my moher bought and she raved about how good it was i have two german shepeards and it copes with their hair. and has done so for the last five years i use my dyson everyday and no matter what it never fas to amaze me what it shucks up. the only problem iv ever had is that the dogs tend to chew the wheels but dyson rplace the for about 60p i wud never get rid of this dyson i wud just rebuild it and keep it going i have never had such a good... (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2006 by khurrey (1 review written)
I have had the Dyson DC04 Absolute vacuum cleaner for about 6 trouble free years. I got through a couple of upholstery attachments, because I use them on the stairs, and I MEAN use! The cleaner suddenly stopped the other day and it smelled bad. I thought the worst and cursed the fact that I had just decided not to renew my service agreement, as things were going so well. I toyed with idea of just going out and replacing it! I phoned the helpline and spoke to a delightful lady who assured me... (read more)
Written on: 29/05/2006 by kiyawhite (56 reviews written)
We started off getting the original Dyson DC01. That was the most awful vacuum cleaner that anybody could surely ever get! Then we noticed that everybody that we knew were getting DC04s. We decided, then, to get one for ourselves to see what it was like.
It seemed so brilliant!-
Easy to empty
Then the trouble started - the wires kept detaching from their sockets within the switch, and about once every other month we had to pay £20 for our local electrician... (read more)
Written on: 20/01/2006 by bmwman58 (1 review written)
The amount of rubbish that comes up each time you use the Dyson DC04 Absolute vacuum cleaner is astonishing! It is much better than the old Panasonic we had. 100% suction is a real bonus even when completely full. Hepa Filter, brush control and the hose that reaches to the top of the stairs. The clear bin and cyclonic action allows you to see what's in the carpet. Easy to dismantle if there is a blockage. Our DC04 finally gave up after about 6 years, so we went and got another Dyson, but a... (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2005 by timbuc
Everyone raved on about how much dust the Dyson Absolute picked up. I cannot fault this, and I don't think it's different to other vacuums, it just makes the dust visible. For me though, it was the worst £200 ever spent.
I find it cumbersome and hard to manoeuvre, and you cannot get under beds or furniture. The tools are difficult to use, as the handle is so bulky it just gets in the way, or the head falls off. The hose is prone to splitting, and instead of stretching, it pulls the vacuum... (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2005 by Postie2003 (10 reviews written)
Three years hard use of the Dyson DC04 Absolute and only a split flexible hose to report. This was obtained quickly, easily and free (still just under warranty) from Dyson and arrived two days later.
Other than that, a great vacuum cleaner. It does tend to block quite easily, and bits of string and other debris winds itself around the beater bar making a racket, but that's about as far as my complaints go.
Using a conventional "bag" cleaner after one of these feels like a total waste of... (read more)
Written on: 05/11/2004 by amanda cain
I just bought a DC04 absolute + and the suction is brilliant, especially on carpets. But on hard flooring it is pants!. It does not manoeuvre well and you just cant get into spaces that you really should be able to, like under the radiators. The hose does come out easily but the tools attach at the handle, which again makes it hard to use as the handle just gets in the way. I think the problem is that the thing has been over-designed to be honest. A good way to get men to hoover but thats... (read more)
Written on: 22/05/2003 by stagsman.
We have had this Dyson for at least 4 years, i think that this must be a one off, it has not lost any suction, and it has had no replacement filters, we have had no problems with it apart from a new brush bar, and 2 weeks ago my 2 year old pushed it over and snapped the wand, that is all that is wrong with it. I can reach all the way up the stairs (14 steps) with the hose without too much effort. i have just bought another Dyson, a DC07 Animal for downstairs, and now this DC04 will get a... (read more)
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